BREAKING: Mubarak Wakaso to miss start of AFCON qualifiers through injury
Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has suffered a fresh injury which will rule him out of the Black Stars’ international assignments against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe this month.
The Deportivo Alaves midfielder suffered a fracture in the metacarpus of his right hand, which saw him miss the 4-2 defeat to Osasuna on Sunday in La Liga.
The 29-year old will undergo surgery today to determine the extent of the injury and how long he will be out.
The swashbuckling midfielder has been a mainstay in manager Asier Geratino’s side this season, missing just a single game through suspension.
The injury to Wakaso means he will miss the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.
The ex-Villareal man had a good nations cup in the summer, where he was twice adjudged man of the match as the West Africans bowed out at the group stages.